On 31 May 1910 four territories were united under the Union of South Africa, sparking a gruelling 84-year fight for freedom. Both the African National Congress and apartheid rose out of unionisation, and the struggle eventually resulted in today's democratic South Africa.
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The charismatic and committed Mbuyiselo Botha of the Sonke Gender Justice Network is a man with a mission – to challenge patriarchal thinking which, he says, is crippling South African society.
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South Africa’s new National Planning Commission, tasked with guiding government decisions on the country's future growth, boasts leading experts from a range of diverse sectors, putting it in a better position to change the way government works.
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